New downloads for Nintendo eShop are pretty light this week


As we move into the first week of 2016, Nintendo seems to be taking the week off for new content in the Nintendo eShop this week. Releases for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are pretty thin, with a handful of indie games available for download. Most of the Wii U’s new games this week come in the form of virtual console releases.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Hogan’s Alley – Use your split-second reflexes and sharp-shooting skills in the practice shooting range. Use the Wii Remote controller to aim and shoot at the old-timey gangsters as they turn, while avoiding the innocent bystanders. Or in another mode, shoot cans and keep them in the air until they reach the platforms.

The Adventures of Bayou Billy – Godfather Gordon has stolen sweet Annabelle Lane. But Bayou Billy won’t rest until his girlfriend is back home safe – even if he has to wrestle crocodiles, beat up Gordon’s goons and endure a shootout! You can even play shootout scenes with the Wii Remote controller.

Wild Gunman – Go back in time or relive it in today’s future with the classic Wild West shootout of Wild Gunman. Keep your hand steady on the Wii Remote controller and get the outlaw before he gets you. If you think you can win the battle against one outlaw, try winning against all of his friends.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • GravBlocks+ is more than 70 percent off (reduced from $3.49 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 21.
  • Rock Zombie, Unepic and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 4.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
  • Glory of Generals The Pacific is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 28.
  • Quell Memento is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 28.

Also new this week:

  • MY PETS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Ocean Runner (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • AVOIDER (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Bigley’s Revenge (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Discovery (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • SDK Spriter – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • TABLETOP GALLERY (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)